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Valid coins in circulation

Valid coins in circulation

 


100 krónur
Put into circulation in 1995. Diameter 25.5 mm, thickness 2.25 mm and weight 8.5 grams. Its metal composition is nickel brass (70% copper, 24.5% zinc and 5.5% nickel). The edge is alternately plain and milled. The obverse is a stylised representation of the four guardian spirits of Iceland. The reverse shows a lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus).

 

 

50 krónur
Put into circulation in 1987. Diameter 23 mm, thickness 2.6 mm and weight 8.25 grams. Its metal composition is nickel brass (70% copper, 24.5% zinc and 5.5% nickel). The edge is milled. The obverse is a stylised representation of the four guardian spirits of Iceland. The reverse shows a shore crab (Carcinus maenas).

 

10 krónur
Put into circulation in 1984. Diameter 27.5 mm, thickness 1.78 mm and weight 8.0 grams. Its metal composition is 75% copper and 25% nickel. The edge is milled. The obverse is a stylised representation of the four guardian spirits of Iceland, while the reverse shows four capelin (Mallotus villosus).

In 1996 a 10 krónur coin was put into circulation with a different metal composition (nickel-plated steel), weighing 6.9 grams. In other respects the features are the same.

 

 

5 krónur
Put into circulation in 1981. Diameter 24.5 mm and weight 6.5 grams. Its metal composition is 75% copper and 25% nickel. The edge is milled. The obverse is a stylised representation of the four guardian spirits of Iceland, while the reverse shows two dolphins (Delphinus delphis).

 In 1996 a 5 krónur coin was put into circulation with a different metal composition (nickel-plated steel) and lighter, weighing 5.6 grams.

 

 

 1 króna
This króna coin was first put into circulation in 1981. Its diameter is 21.5 mm and it weighs 4.5 grams. Its metal composition is 75% copper and 25% nickel. The edge is milled. The obverse shows a giant, one of the four guardian spirits of Iceland, and the reverse is a cod (Gadus morhua).

 

In 1989 a one-króna coin was put into circulation with a different metal composition (nickel-plated steel) and lighter, weighing 4.0 grams.